Memoirs of a slightly overweight diet doctor
First-person MD: When it comes to dieting — to paraphrase the men’s hair commercial — I’m not only a professional, I’m also a member of the club. How could I counsel patients to adopt habits I had so much difficulty adopting myself? Wasn’t that hypocritical? If I’d been a diabetic counseling other diabetics, or an oncologist with cancer, my personal experience might be considered a plus. But unlike those illnesses, weight issues are not clearly understood as medical.